Animals Video

By Ellie Duncombe

This camera shy crab clearly didn’t want to be filmed after carrying a leaf across the sea bed and then hiding underneath it.

The underwater footage shows the sneaky crustacean making its way through the water in the coastal town of Padangbai, Indonesia.

Pic by Emeric Roger Benhalassa/Caters News 

The crab can be seen carrying a leaf on its back and after a few minutes of filming clearly decides enough is enough – burying itself completely in the sand and using the leaf to complete its clever hiding place.

The video was shot by Emeric Roger Benhalassa, from France, during diving expedition.

 Pic by Emeric Roger Benhalassa/Caters News 

He said: “During a night dive I found this crab on the sand carrying a leaf. I thought it was interesting so I started to record.

“His reaction to me was very funny and I wanted to share it with everybody.”